The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.
The Associate in Fine Arts in Visual Arts curriculum helps students strengthen and expand their creativity as well as their technical knowledge of the history and practice of creating art and design. The coursework and studio experiences build students’ skills in concept development, visual observation, personal expression, critical thinking, and problem solving - skills essential for prospering in the professional practice of art and design. The program is grounded in the traditions of hands-on practice in drawing, painting, sculpting, ceramics, and printmaking while also connecting fully to the rich opportunities in digital and other emerging technologies.
The Visual Arts Program teaches students appreciation of the arts and visual culture while building the critical thinking skills necessary for becoming innovators and problem-solvers. Courses in art appreciation and art history – as well as studio classes in painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and more – help students learn about the purpose and value of visual art and design as well as teaching skill and technique.